Thank you Lynn for joining us yesterday at the museum and Thank You to Pat, Charlotte and Lorraine for your work this past Wednesday. We go in and input information, vacuum, etc the quilts on the 2nd and 4th Wednesday morning of the month. We would like to also do it in the afternoons, so if you are interested - please give Vevia a call. Scheduling 4 workers at a time is just about right. So far we have a combined 44+ hours in and 4 quilts completed.
Here you can see the process with the vacuuming and the screens to
prevent us from damaging the quilts.
This quilt was done in memory of those that served during the Civil War. There were 240 names, ranks, divisions and home states listed in the middle of appliqued wheels and inbetween the spokes. The information was inked onto the quilt and in places had faded. Took over 16 hours all together to document and prepare the quilt.
The fun part was figuring what - Inft., Cav., O.V.I., H.A., L.A. etc. might have meant and to see what names were included. Now J.J. Derringer from Ohio - was that Indian John or someone else.
Still lots of Mysteries at the Museum.